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#39 Masai Mara & Trans Mara

Imagine a sea of wildebeest, gazelles and zebra moving over grassy plains, a million fold celebration of life – and a cruel reminder of death, as healthy predator populations and perilous river crossings take their toll. So impressive is the natural spectacle of the yearly Great Migration, that the Masai Mara it is often dubbed the 8th wonder of the world. Not surprisingly, many consider it to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve and synonymous with the word safari. But it would be unfair not to mention the wonderful landscape, a composition of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest, which are home to a myriad of birds and resident animals as well as the adjacent regions of Trans Mara with their charming mosaic of wood- and grasslands. And finally, this is one of the places where you still encounter the culture of the pastoralist Maasai, Kenya's most famous people!